Waco: Burned Remains Of Controversial Decal End Up On eBay

By: Matt Howerton Email
By: Matt Howerton Email
What’s left of a local company’s tailgate decal showing what appeared to be a bound woman in a truck bed that was burned after a worldwide backlash is on sale on eBay.

(Photo by Matt Howerton)

WACO (September 17, 2013)--What’s left of a controversial local company’s tailgate decal showing what appeared to be a bound woman in a truck bed that was burned after a worldwide backlash is on sale on eBay.

Hornet Sign Company of Waco created the decal to test reaction, but drew an angry response after a story about the lifelike tailgate wrap went viral.

The company burned the decal last week.

What’s left was placed into a glass case bearing a sticker that says, "As Seen on TV."

The case also displays a picture of the company’s owner, Brad Kolb, removing the decal and burning it.

A small plaque on the front of the case reads, "Let Positive rise from the ashes of something bad,” and below that, “The Tailgate Seen Around The World," and the date on which the decal was destroyed is written.

Proceeds from the sale will be given to a Waco charity, Kolb said.

"There's been some demand for this item on our Facebook page," Kolb said.

"We saw this as an opportunity that would help a good cause. Whatever it gets we'll be ecstatic, because it's something we can do to help make a difference."

The bidding started at $0.99 Tuesday at 12:09 p.m. according to eBay.

At 6:00 p.m., 15 bids had been submitted and the price was up to $43.50.

The auction will end at 12:09 p.m. on Sep 24.


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